LOOK3 may well be the tightest, most focused entry in the burgeoning field of photography festivals. Over four days in early June LOOK3 devotes itself to the power of documentary photography presented in the small city of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia and (in the surrounding countryside) several world-class photographers.¬†Workshops, seminars, exhibitions and […]

If it walks like a duck…

While opining about the iPhone, Chase Jarvis has eloquently coined the phrase “The best camera is the one you have with you”. How true. Yet I sometimes get a little frustrated with the ‘no-controls’ world of the iPhone and have often wished I had a fully functional, top-image quality point-and-shoot. So when word hit the […]

Atlas Container: random beauty

Photography’s ability to isolate pieces of our environment is one of its greatest strengths and one of its most misleading arbiters of art. While I wander around the controlled chaos at Atlas I see pictures everywhere; but in execution some work and some don’t. Without a hint of artistic attempt from the person who put […]


This recent image by 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Damon Winter from The New York Times needs no caption…it almost has a soundtrack. Wow. I can’t really say why it stopped me any more than the hundreds and thousands of others that have been shot in Afghanistan…but it did.

Central Park: Shopper’s Heaven

I have passed this sign near Fredericksburg, VA several times but finally stopped to admire its all-in-one magnificence…I had to take a picture. Really, could anything match this for efficiency? Or for subtlety? Frederick Law Olmsted must be turning in his grave.